Vose News

Supporting Remote Learning - May 2020

PARENTS PLEASE - Do what you can, what works for you and your family! And Read, Read, Read!

Hello families! We thank you for all of your hard work in creating academic opportunities for your child at home. As parents ourselves, we fully recognize that teachers have magical powers when it comes to engaging our children and coaxing them into learning. Even in our homes, we often hear "that's not the way my teacher does it..." or "you don't know mom, you're not my teacher..." It's perfectly normal for children to struggle with different environments and different expectations and if there's one thing that is certain right now, things are very different for all of us.


At home, while great opportunities are being shared on Seesaw and in connections with classmates and teachers, it is not the same as in the classroom. Please do what you can from the resources, activities and engagement opportunities our teachers and staff are providing during the week. Having a space for students to work, a checklist to work off of or even a minor schedule will help. Celebrating learning as a family by involving the children in setting up goals and earned rewards are ways to increase active engagement as well. See below for a link to a Weekly Planner that could be used as an option.


We also know and understand as educators and parents of three children each that every child deals with change and different experiences differently. Below you'll find some resources and tips to help with children's social emotional learning skills as you navigate their individual behavior challenges as well as among siblings and family members.


Please do what you can, find a balance. Know when it is time for a break and please take it. Snuggle up, play a game, watch a show together, simply read to each other or go for a walk.


While we weren't all trained as master elementary teachers, we ALL can encourage and support our children in their reading. Reading is the single most critically important thing that will absolutely make a difference in your child's academic success. Being read to and practicing reading to others (even if it's a baby brother or sister, pet or a stuffed animal) is just as important as independent reading. Reading is the most critical skill to your child's future success—Each year to come of your child's education is going to be easier for your kid if he or she becomes an effective reader.


Stay happy, healthy, and please breathe and give yourself grace; this is hard work! We so appreciate each of you for taking on the additional role of supporting your child's education in new and very challenging ways!


Best

Monique Singleton, Principal and Melissa Holz, Assistant Principal

QUESTIONS? CONTACT VOSE ELEMENTARY


Options for contacting us at Vose Elementary

  • Click on this link for more details...

  • Call Vose at 503-356-2430 (voicemail checked regularly)

  • Fill out this form to send us an email.

  • Use ParentVue to send a teacher a message.

  • Use the Seesaw Family App to message any teacher connected to the class.

  • Call our Social Emotional Support Hotline at 971-301-2394 to reach our School Counselor, Mrs. Pearson or School Psychologist, Mr. Riplie

Weekly Plan Sheets

Check out these resources to help you and your child(ren) get organized around Remote Learning...none are required, just provided as options:


Weekly Plan- English- could be printed or just copied onto notebook paper

Weekly Plan- Spanish- could be printed or just copied onto notebook paper


Free Student Planner (printer needed)


Easy Printable Planner- could be printed or just copied onto notebook paper

Parenting Tips on Supporting Our Kids During Covid-19

Check out the following parenting tips from experts...I've used several of them! Monique


Article: A Message To Families During Covid 19 from a Stanford Educator


Parenting tips during Covid-19 from Unicef: Ideas to help parents and caregivers do the most important job in the world. Available in multiple languages.


Tips for Working Parents on Navigating the Coronavirus- article


PARENT AND COMMUNITY PRINTABLES FOR THE CORONAVIRUS: PREVENTION TIPS - ENGLISH AND SPANISH


Resources, Tips and Keeping Calm during Coronavirus- multiple resources & Ideas in Spanish & English

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Bring your own coffee and chat

Since we can't hold our traditional Coffee with the Principals at school, we wanted to hold them virtually. They will be every Friday alternating weekly between 9:30AM and 12:30PM. Feel free to bring questions, appreciations for us to pass onto teachers & staff or suggestions. Please click on this link below to join us through Zoom, an online meeting platform we will be using for school and classroom virtual gatherings:


Friday, May 8th at 9:30am- Coffee with the Principals

  • Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on this ZOOM LINK
  • Meeting ID: 975 3393 0659, Password: Coffee


Friday, May 15th at 12:30pm- Coffee with the Principals

  • Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on this ZOOM LINK
  • Meeting ID: 942 5006 9888, Password: Coffee


Friday, May 22nd at 9:30am- Coffee with the Principals

  • Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on this ZOOM LINK
  • Meeting ID: 975 3393 0659, Password: Coffee


Friday, May 29th at 12:30pm- Coffee with the Principals

  • Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on this ZOOM LINK
  • Meeting ID: 942 5006 9888, Password: Coffee


Zoom meeting protocols:

- please mute yourself once you check-in

- we will call on people who "raise hand" virtually (we'll teach you how to do this)

- please stay positive and don't mention specific names of staff or students if concerns...for these issues, please email the principal at monique_singleton@beaverton/k12.or.us.


These instructions will help you be able to join our parent meetings as well as school “dance parties”, “scavenger hunts” and small group and class meetings with your teachers. Zoom online video conferencing Student & Family Instructions:

English Directions


Spanish Directions

Zoom Practice Different Skills in Spanish and English with the Beaverton Library

May 5
Learn Zoom!
Tuesdays, 2-3pm in May
Join by phone +1 253 215 8782 or online
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87257342201?pwd=aWNFYmUrSXIvNzk5MmJMQXF0QlQ2dz09

Meeting ID: 872 573
Password: 023302
to learn and practice Zoom skills in a friendly environment. We’re here to help in Spanish & English.

¡Aprende Zoom!
Todos los martes de mayo, 2-3pm
Unirse por teléfono +1 253 215 8782 o en línea
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87257342201?pwd=aWNFYmUrSXIvNzk5MmJMQXF0QlQ2dz09

Meeting ID: 872 5734 2201
Password: 023302
para aprender y practicar el uso de Zoom en un ambiente amigable. Estamos aquí para ayudar en español e inglés.

TECH HELP

Can't get logged in? Password not working? Something limiting you from accessing online learning? Call or email! This is the fastest way to get support and get back-online! There sometimes is a "long wait time" but be patient...it usually goes faster than it seems and they are there to help!

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Resource for Internet Access

Tons of resources are coming to you and your students- electronic resources are going to be key to staying connected. We want to make sure your child has all available to them. Right now there are many wifi companies that are offering free services. Loads of info below!!


https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/information-technology/internet-access-for-families


Also below are directions to use your phone as a hot spot:

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Check out Seesaw!!! SO MUCH GREAT WORK

KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT

  • Kindergarten registration is open online for the 2020-2021 school year. Please help spread the word to any families and neighbors who have children ready for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Students must be at least five years of age on or before September 1, 2020 per state statute, and live within the attendance boundary of our school. We invite you to register early as this assists us in confirming enrollment for staffing purposes.

  • https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/information-technology/enrolling-your-child


Kelso Wheel & Tips for Reducing Tattling

Check out these posters that your students will recognize from school...we've also included a link to the Kelso Wheel Parent Resource Page as well as to a document that shares some ways to help reduce tattling with kids...unless your kids never tattle? Nah, I didn't think so...
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